Industry News Roundup - March 18, 2016

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This week in IoT industry news...

IoT Dominates CeBIT Tech Show
Telecoms.com, 3/16/16 - German tech show CeBIT has been hijacked by the nascent IoT industry as Huawei, ZTE, and SAP all used the event to make announcements...

KORE Wireless to Acquire Wyless Group Holdings
M2M Magazine, 3/15/16 KORE Wireless Group, Inc. (“KORE”), the world’s largest managed wireless network services provider specializing in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the acquisition, in an all-cash transaction, of Wyless Group Holdings (“Wyless”)... 

Huawei Launched Connected City Lighting Solution, Saving Municipal Lighting Energy by 80%
IoT Business News, 3/16/16 - Today at CeBIT 2016, Huawei debuted its Connected City Lighting Solution, the industry’s first Internet of Things (IoT) lighting solution with multi-level intelligent control...

Honda Selects IBM Watson IoT Technology Enabling Real-Time Racing Decisions for Formula One Drivers
IBM via PRNewswire, 3/17/16 IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Honda R&D is monitoring and analyzing data from more than 160 sensors in Formula One (F1) cars using IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) technology...

Why The Internet of Things Might Never Speak a Common Language
Fast Company, 3/18/16 - A single standard for smart homes and other connected devices sounds great, but some of the biggest tech firms don’t seem interested...

Connected Rail Market Worth $53.75 Billion by 2022
IoT Business News, 3/16/16 Increasing adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) across retail sector is expected to drive theconnected retail market over the forecast period. IoT offers retailers opportunities in three important areas, the supply chain, customer experience, and new channels & revenue streams....

Google says “orchestration” is next big trend in the Internet of Things
Silicon Valley Business Journal, 3/17/16
The Internet of Things has officially advanced past the "hype" stage, according to conference panelists including a Google developer. At the Bluetooth World conference in Santa Clara, California, Wayne Piekarski, a senior developer advocate for Google, said he believes the next big push in the Internet of Things is “orchestration,” meaning multiple connected devices aware of each other working together...

Phonvert has a plan to convert old smartphones into IoT nodes
TechCrunch, 3/14/16 As humanity creates more and more smartphones each year there is an unintended glut of still capable yet less desirable one-year-old or two-year-old smartphones that take the backseat to new models. While many of these retired smartphones still work and have usable sensors like cameras, accelerometers, touch screens and Bluetooth radios, large swaths of them remain unused or worse yet, end up in landfills...

Manufacturing: The Main Driver of IoT in APAC
IoT Business News, 3/16/16 According to IDC, manufacturing is the sector that will lead the way in worldwide IoT spending with $165.6 billion total in 2015...